Many are buying hand sanitisers to protect themselves during the Covid-19 pandemic. With some stores running low on hand sanitisers, many are relying online to get their supply. However, some online sellers are taking advantage during the tough times by selling substandard quality hand sanitisers that are hardly effective against viruses.
Consumers are advised to check if the hand sanitisers they bough is fake or authentic via NPRA website
To help Malaysians determine if the hand sanitisers they bought online is authentic or not, consumers are advised to check with the Health Ministry’s National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) website before purchasing them online to ensure the product will protect them from the coronavirus.
You can check via their official website or smartphone application
Consumers can check the authenticity of the hand sanitiser they bought on the NPRA websie or NPRA smartphone applications.
According to Malacca Health Department (JKN) Pharmaceutical Services Division enforcement branch assistant director, Mohd Hafiz Abdul Seddek, he said hand sanitisers are divided into two categories;
- cosmetics which have gone through the notification process or
- general medicine which must be registered with the Health Ministry.
Here’s how to check your hand sanitisers
To check whether the hand sanitiser that you bought is authentic or not, the best way to check is by using the product number. The product number is stated on the description label on the product bottle. Make sure the product number and information are the same as what’s seen on the product label.
Secondly, make sure the hand sanitiser that you use to kill viruses contains at least 60% alcohol. Any hand sanitiser that has less that 60% alcohol is not effective to kill viruses. Most importantly, do not buy alcohol-free sanitisers as many sellers are promoting online – it do not work against viruses.
Click here to check your hand sanitiser on NPRA website.
To advertise your business, product or brand here please contact Samson 012-5220789 / email us firstname.lastname@example.org